Washington D.C.- US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined fox and friends to discuss the growing shift of Hispanics to the Republican Party, the border crisis, the safety of Supreme Court justices, and the Biden administration’s failure in Latin America after the Summit of the Americas. See below for excerpts and watch the full interview here.
On Republican gains among Hispanic voters across the country:
“I actually think [today’s Republican gains are] more historic than [the gains made by George W. Bush]. And these aren’t just gains for Republicans — they’re serious losses for Democrats. One of the things we learn here is that Hispanic or so-called Hispanic activists, or people who claim to speak on behalf of Hispanics, and actual Hispanic voters and regular people are not the same thing.
“Hispanics don’t want to pay $5 [gallon for] gas. Hispanics don’t want violent criminals running the streets. Hispanics don’t want schools trying to convince their son that he’s their daughter. They are not in favor of these things. And I think he speaks out by voting against a party that advocates or is responsible for these kinds of policies….
“I think it’s about working-class common sense, people who live in the real world and have to deal with the real consequences of stupid decisions.”
On the crisis on the southern border:
“Today, I think maybe for the first time in our history, one of our borders is no longer controlled by the United States government – it’s controlled by a cartel. That’s the line from the bottom. The cartels have more power on this border than the United States government. And that’s politics by design.
“When you have an administration that says to people, ‘You shouldn’t come to America illegally, but if you do, you’re going to be able to stay,’ they’re going to come. We now have caravans of eight, nine, 15,000 people , organized efforts to defy our laws and cross our border illegally.
“And that’s just on a human level, not to mention… the drugs. The amount of drugs crossing that border and killing people across the country is extraordinary. If you can’t stop people from crossing the border, you can’t stop drugs from crossing a border. And the people at the border are living with the consequences of that. They have to live with the immediate consequences of these crazy, senseless and deranged political decisions.
On increased security for Supreme Court justices:
“I will tell you all this, since this [Dobbs] opinion has been illegally disclosed, we have had 23 pro-life centers in America burned down or vandalized. We asked an assassin, or a potential assassin, to travel across the country and visit the home of a Supreme Court Justice. Now, if that had been reversed, if it was 23 Planned Parenthood centers or a liberal justice that was nearly killed, then that’s all we’d be talking about. That’s all the media would cover. And that’s all the Democrats would like to talk about. We’d have audiences on that, and CNN would produce one of those 90-minute “Hate in America” documentaries. So I think these people are indicative of the [Democrats’] the idea that if political violence is aimed at people we don’t like on the other side, then that’s okay.
“We saw that in the summer of 2020 with the riots just as they were burning police cars. These are some of the same people who were out there demanding that prosecutors don’t put people in jail and that we help raise money to bail out people who have set police cars on fire or killed people and destroyed property . So that’s part of the first question you asked me: Hispanic voters have common sense and they see all this and say, ‘We don’t want to be part of a party that has people like that in charge. .”
On the Biden administration’s disastrous policy toward Latin America following the Summit of the Americas:
“I don’t think this administration is respected, frankly. I think this administration is seen as weak and ineffective. These [dictators in Latin America] watching the same TV as us. They see the same interviews. They see the same presidential performance. They just don’t respect [Biden]. They’re not afraid of him, and they don’t really think they have to rely on America or worry about what America thinks under Joe Biden. It’s their feeling.
“And secondly, I don’t think [the Biden Administration has] Team A in charge of the Western Hemisphere right now. I don’t think they have Team A in charge of anything, but they certainly don’t have them in charge of the Western Hemisphere. And so I think that was indicative of the [Summit of the Americas]which frankly, for me, was a big waste of time.